I had more energy when I was a teenager. I had more friends, too. I have friends now, but not the volume I had when I was in High School and knew so many people from so many different groups of people. You just don't meet as many people in the "real world" especially as my profession has me meet only other women (and their partners) from a certain age, class and group (new moms and those who work with them.) I kind of miss the "knowing everybody" stage. I worked in a record store and head shop (yeah they had those) and was kind of a rock star in my High School and early college years because of it.
The "Tween Years?" Nothing. I was a weird kid and teased mercilessly. Funny that often those traits are valued in High School and College, but not in Middle School. I was voted "The Most Bizarre Person" in my High School graduating class. It was quite a distinction.
They were fun years, but not my "Prime." I try to make the best out of every age, and have had several "Primes." I'd hate to have my "Prime" that far behind me, too.
I enjoyed the academic part of college, but was living in a dorm and then an on campus apartment with not so great roommates and My Man was not supposed to be allowed to stay overnight (he did on occasion, but I could have gotten into terrible trouble, as I went to a Jesuit University) and he lived quite a distance away, and even though we had an Open Relationship then, I missed him terribly.